Connecticut Children’s Foundation Blog

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation Blog contains the latest division news, patient success stories and featured events. Check back regularly to see what our donors, patients and care providers have been doing.

Angels Provide “Angel Eyes”

Categories: Neonatology (NICU)
AngelEye cameras are a godsend for parents whose babies receive critical specialty care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), often for weeks and months at a time.  The cameras are ceiling mounted and focused on the baby, providing parents with a 24/7 live video feed over a private, secure channel. The technology allows parents …

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What Connecticut Children’s Has Meant to Me

Categories: Patient Families
In the summer of 2019, I was dealing with fear, anticipation and the unknown. As a 15-year-old Crohn’s disease patient, I had experienced a flare-up that August—the first since I was a baby. The last month of summer consisted of hospital visits, steroids and recovery. It was in this state that I entered my junior …

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Cancer Center Teen Lounge Makeover

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships
A makeover and upgrade of the existing Teen Lounge—along with celebratory apple and blueberry pies—were a cause for celebration at the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders on March 4, 2020. A $25,000 gift from Lyman Orchards’ annual Sunflower Maze in 2019 made the renovation possible. “We could not have done this in our clinic …

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Smiles Abound for “Front Steps Project”

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships
What started out as a weekend photography project for one Windsor Locks mom during the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic quickly evolved into something much bigger, bringing joy to local families and raising nearly $4,000 for Connecticut Children’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. It was a labor of love for Leslie Massaro, who volunteered her time and …

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Adjusting Your Swing

Categories: Events
Focused on Health for the Players and Health “Fore the Kids”! Temperature screening. Mandatory masks. Golf carts bisected by plastic shields. While the sights of the 18th annual Geno Auriemma’s “Fore the Kids” Golf Tournament were anything but customary, the participants themselves were as dedicated to kids and as generous as ever. Once again it generated …

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